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Hear word! concludes international tour in Abuja

By Shaibu Husseini
15 May 2016   |   1:34 am
The performance attracted high networth guests from various circles including, politics, government, banking and entertainment. They were led by the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osibanjo.
Chairman, Etisalat Nigeria; Hakeem Belo-Osagie (left),Director, Hear Word ,  Ifeoma Fafunwa (centre) and Deborah Willsher at the premiere of the play in Abuja ...last weekend

Chairman, Etisalat Nigeria; Hakeem Belo-Osagie (left),Director, Hear Word ,  Ifeoma Fafunwa (centre) and Deborah Willsher at the premiere of the play in Abuja …last weekend

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja , and around were treated to an evening of classy and entertaining stage performances by the crew and cast of Etisalat-sponsored Hear Word!, the internationally acclaimed episodic stage play that speaks to issues that hold Nigerian women back from reaching their full potentials.

The performance in Abuja was the climax of a thrilling three-continent tour, which started in April at the renowned Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and made a stop at Torp Theatre – Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut, both in the USA before moving to the Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam.

The performance attracted high networth guests from various circles including, politics, government, banking and entertainment. They were led by the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osibanjo.

Guests swarmed the 1000 capacity Congress Hall of the prestigious Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The drama featured a collection of 10 stories of real life accounts of inequality, discrimination, abuse and violence, and other social, cultural, traditional, economic and political manifestations and practices of the society, which limit the Nigerian woman from reaching her full potentials and becoming a meaningful contributor to the development of the society.

It is an advocacy piece of performance that uses artistry, social commentary and humour to tell real life stories of issues affecting the lives of women across Nigeria and also examines factors that limit their potential for independence, leadership and meaningful contribution.

Speaking in Abuja, Etisalat Nigeria’s Director, Brands and Experience; Elvis Ogiemwanye, said Hear Word! captures in part the company’s vision of creating and supporting platforms that empower people to discover themselves and reach their full potentials.

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